Allostatic load – a challenge to measure multisystem physiological dysregulation. Pathways Node at NCRM.

Read, Sanna and Grundy, Emily (2012) Allostatic load – a challenge to measure multisystem physiological dysregulation. Pathways Node at NCRM. NCRM Working Paper. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Allostatic load is a sub-clinical dysregulation state, resulting from the body’s response to stress. Allostatic load accumulates gradually over the life course and affects a number of physiological systems. Measuring multisystem dysregulation , and changes in it over time, is very challenging. In this paper, we discuss composite measures used to capture allostatic load and the challenges involved in deriving and using these measures. Our focus is on measuring allostatic load in later life.

Item Type:Working Paper (NCRM Working Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Allostatic load, biosocial, health outcomes, longitudinal, stress, biomarkers, ageing
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.8 Longitudinal Research
2. Data Collection > 2.3 Survey and Questionnaire Design
ID Code:2879
Deposited By: PATH User
Deposited On:12 Sep 2012 10:03
Last Modified:03 Oct 2012 11:08

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